Local Resident Failure is the kind of band that pisses me off. Big time. They’re all like ‘hey, don’t expect too much of us! I mean, just look at us… we’re called Local Resident Failure’ only to then go ahead and effortlessly shake out fourteen prime cuts of skate punk on their new album, “This Here’s The Hard Part”!
If you’re into fellow antipodeans Frenzal Rhomb or labelmates The Decline or if you still regularly rock out to anything Fat Wreck put out in the 90ies, there’s no going wrong with this one. The only thing I felt was unnecessary are the screams that pop up in songs like “Rockstar” and “Newcastle Nights”. Other than that though these guys have the energy, speed, frenetic riffs, melodies and catchy choruses down pat. And as an added bonus, their Aussie accents are fun to listen to! Sure, it’s not like Local Resident Failure are doing anything that hasn’t been done before, but who cares? There’s no such thing as too many good punkrock songs.